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Definition of panorama noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˌpænəˈrɑmə//
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  1. 1a view of a wide area of land synonym vista There is a superb panorama of the mountains from the hotel. The mountain's peaks offer a breathtaking panorama of Phoenix. Thesaurusviewsight scene panoramaThese are all words for a thing that you can see, especially from a particular place.view what you can see from a particular place or position, especially beautiful natural scenery:The cottage had an amazing ocean view.sight a thing that you see or can see, especially something that is impressive or unusual:It's a spectacular sight as the flamingos lift into the air.scene a view that you see, especially one with people and/or animals moving about and doing things:It was a pleasant rural scene.panorama a view of a wide area of land:The mountain's peak offers a breathtaking panorama of Phoenix.Patterns a view/panorama of something a beautiful/breathtaking view/sight/scene/panorama a magnificent/spectacular view/sight/panorama to take in the view/sight/scene to admire the view/sight
  2. 2a description, study, or set of pictures that presents all the different aspects or stages of a particular subject, event, etc. a panorama of rural life since the Middle Ages
adjective [usually before noun] a panoramic view over the valley a panoramic window (= one from which you can see a wide area of land)